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Atletico Madrid vs Leicester City: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

22:18 SAST 2017/04/11
Jamie Vardy Leicester City Champions League
The revitalised Foxes visit the Vicente Calderon for their toughest test yet as they continue a superb first campaign in the Champions League

Leicester City's European adventure continues with their toughest test yet when they visit the Vicente Calderon to face Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.

After suffering defeat for the first time under Craig Shakespeare at Everton, the Foxes will hope to bounce back by surprising last year's losing finalists in Spain.

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Few teams have a better record in the Champions League than Atleti over recent seasons, however, and Diego Simeone's men will fancy their chances of progressing to the last four once again.

Game Atletico Madrid vs Leicester City
Date Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time 19:45 GMT, 14:45 ET


In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport 2 and by stream via the BT Sport app.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 2 BT Sport app

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on FS2 and by stream via Fox Soccer 2Go.

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Position Atletico Madrid players
Goalkeepers Oblak, Moreira
Defenders Godin, Filipe Luis, Savic, Hernandez, Juanfran, Gimenez
Midfielders Tiago, Koke, Saul, Carrasco, Gabi, Cerci, Thomas, Gaitan, Caio
Forwards Griezmann, Torres, Correa, Gameiro, Schiappacasse

Sime Vrsaljko, Miguel Angel Moya and Augusto Fernandez are all out for Atletico Madrid, while Kevin Gameiro is a doubt with an adductor injury.

That likely means a front two of Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres, though Angel Correa is also in contention to partner the Frenchman.

Potential starting XI: Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Filipe Luis; Carrasco, Gabi, Koke, Saul; Griezmann, Torres.

Position Leicester City players
Goalkeepers Schmeichel, Zieler, Hamer
Defenders Chilwell, Huth, Simpson, Fuchs, Benalouane
Midfielders Drinkwater, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Ndidi, Mahrez
Forwards Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa

Wes Morgan is out for Leicester City and Molla Wague remains sidelined, meaning Yohan Benalouane will continue alongside Robert Huth at centre-back. Nampalys Mendy is also out.

Wilfred Ndidi was rested for the trip to Everton due to a tight groin but is expected to return to the heart of Shakespeare's midfield at the Vicente Calderon.

Potential starting XI: Schmeichel; Simpson, Benalouane, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy.


Atletico Madrid are rated as about 2/7 favourites, according to Oddschecker, with the draw best priced at 5/1 and Leicester outsiders at 12/1.

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Griezmann is the predictable favourite to score first at 31/10, with Gameiro at 4/1 and Torres at 9/2. The top Leicester option is Jamie Vardy at 13/1.


This promises to be a challenge on a different level for Shakespeare and Leicester City, but their task is clear.

Once again, the Foxes will travel to Spain before their opponents come back to the King Power Stadium for the second leg, and as was the case against Sevilla their focus will simply be avoiding disaster at Atletico Madrid.

There is something about Leicester at home that continues to defy reason months on from their Premier League miracle, and Shakespeare has tapped into it to much greater effect than Claudio Ranieri since taking charge.

If there is only one goal in the tie heading back to England, they will believe they can pull off another shock — and their belief has proven a powerful thing indeed.

Atletico, of course, are far less likely to blow up than a Sevilla side coached by Jorge Sampaoli and built around Samir Nasri. Diego Simeone is as fiery as the Sevilla coach, but his teams tend to be more cautious and certainly know when they need to shut up shop.

After winning 4-2 at Bayer Leverkusen in the last round, Atleti had little desire to compound the Germans' misery at home; they sat on a 0-0 draw and safely progressed to the next round.

Leicester know a thing or two about being underdogs, but pull this off and the scripting of the movie retelling their remarkable story will have to be put on hold for another month or two.